Gunmen kidnap PDP national youth leader

Okoye was kidnapped while he was on his farm in Enugu State.

Udeh Okoye [Premium Times]

The spokesperson of the Enugu State Police Command, Ebere Amaraizu, said he was kidnapped at gunpoint while he was on his farm at Ohumagu, Agbaogwugwu area of the state on Monday, September 2, 2019.

The 41-year-old is a former member of the Enugu State House of Assembly who was elected the PDP national youth leader in 2017.

Amaraizu said police officers are already on the trail of the kidnappers to secure Okoye's freedom.

Nigeria has been been dealing with a rise in insecurity over the past year with many kidnappings and killings recorded across the country.

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, disclosed on Monday that a total of 1,154 kidnapping suspects have been arrested since January 2019.

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